County OKs at-home gunsmithing
County commissioners hesitated before pulling the trigger, but ultimately fired a shot to allow at-home gunsmithing in Franklin County.
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Key primary election dates near
With several close Kansas election races expected in the Aug. 5 primary election, the Franklin County Clerk's Office announced advanced voting opened Monday morning.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
State education candidate planning fairgrounds visit
A candidate running for the Kansas Board of Education District 9 position, which includes Franklin County, is expected to be among the primary hopefuls looking for voter support this weekend at the local fair.
Rural shooting lands Rantoul suspect in jail
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded 10:39 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting in the 1100 block of Vermont Terrace, rural Franklin County, near Rantoul, Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Fire cause still a mystery
The cause of a fire that engulfed a single-story home July 12 at 437 Kingman Road remains under investigation, Lt.
Guard plans open house today
Fair-goers in Franklin County, as well as other community members, have an opportunity this weekend to visit the local National Guard Armory.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Event nearly as storied as Ottawa itself
Recovery from the Civil War still was in its infancy, root beer had just been invented by Charles Hires and average farm labor rates were $15 a month without board.
Suspect nabbed in 2012 cold case
A suspect who led law enforcement officers on a 2012 high-speed chase through Ottawa and surrounding countryside was arrested Friday evening by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office after being at large for more than two years, Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said Tuesday.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Daily Report for July 14, 2014
12:09 p.m. Friday, Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Cole Farrar, 25, Pomona, on a Franklin County warrant for failure to appear.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
County forming search groups to tackle filling vacant positions
With a few weeks under Don Moler's belt as interim county administrator and counselor, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners began working on the next step in finding a permanent successor to Lisa Johnson after the positions were left vacant at the beginning of July.
Tyson tops - Freedom Index'
When Caryn Tyson told Franklin County residents, "I'm for freedom," at an April legislative coffee event in Ottawa, she meant it, a state conservative group said.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Kansas Farm Bureau releases endorsements
Kansas farmers and ranchers who understand how elections help determine the success of agriculture and rural communities have offered endorsements of like-minded candidates for national and state office, the Kansas Farm Bureau said Friday in a news release.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Anderson County joins Frontier Extension District
The Frontier Extension District has grown this summer with the merger of Anderson County and Osage and Franklin counties.
Which comes first: Happy people or happiness itself?
Musician Pharrell Williams is happy to tell - more like sing - what happiness means to him.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
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1st West Nile virus detected in Franklin County
Only one person in the state became ill from West Nile virus last year and the Health Department believes that person was exposed while traveling outside Washington.
Today in History: July 1914
The executive committee of the Franklin County Retailers Association will meet tonight at the office of Secretary F.R. Ramsdell to discuss the hospital proposition.
Richmond crowd getting first look
It's been several months since the singer-songwriter donned a blue-green Members Only jacket and sang his heart out for Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. on Fox's "American Idol."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Ask Jodie: Not registered yet? You have until Tuesday to get on county's voter roll
QUESTION : I live in Franklin County and want to vote in the Aug. 5 primary elections, but I haven't registered yet.
Night Out' set for July 29
Ottawa residents are invited again to take part in the city's observance of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event that encourages neighbors to get to know each other better.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Business reps voice concerns on Price Chopper development plan
A new Tax Increment Financing district created last week by the Ottawa City Commission doesn't mean affected property owners will be tax free, city officials stressed.